So I don't know if 27 is old, but man do I feel it when today I finally created an account at del.icio.us! "Why does that make you feel old", you ask? Because I'm usually the first in line for new tech, a fad, or a new site/service, especially if its popular. I've been hearing about del.icio.us for a long time now but didn't really know what it was until a day or two ago. My friend Tim explained folksonomy to me and I associated it with Flickr. He mentioned del.icio.us as another example and so I finally learned what del.icio.us is, a bookmark sharing service.
UPDATE: Ceki commented below which prompted me to rewrite the third paragraph. UPDATE 2: I have a better way of configuring Maven and SLF4J now. The mismatch between logging frameworks always seems to come up in projects I've developed over the years. Little-by-little I've learned and relearned how to navigate the nest of runtime logging that occurs in non-trivial applications. With my latest project I think I finally converged on a solution that I'll carry forward to future projects. So what am I really talking about? Have you ever been stumped, even for a short time, about where a certain log message is going and why it might not appear in your log? Often this happens when you are trying to debug an issue with a third-party library that's using a different logging implementation them your application. If you are nodding from familiarity, skip the next paragraph. Let's start from the beginning. There are several logging implementations available for Java, th